Letter from Amiri Baraka to North Ward Clergy (Dec 13, 1972)

Letter from Amiri Baraka to members of the North Ward Clergy on December 13, 1972, explaining the nature of his plans for Kawaida Towers. Kawaida Towers, a high-rise housing project that Baraka planned to build in Newark’s predominantly white North Ward, was met by fierce opposition from white residents and politicians. — Credit: Seton Hall University Libraries